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"INSIDE" stands for "indoor", primarily Yoga and ZenShiatsu, as well as "going inside" ourselfes, throgh the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Music..

YOGA
The sanskrit word "yoga" means to unite in harmony. Yoga provides tools to harmonize our being at all levels of our existence: physical, mental, social and spiritual. The result is balance, strenght, opening, inner peace, and finally a happy and fulfilled life.
Starting from the physical layer, with the practice of asana (body postures) and breath tecniques (pranayama) yoga helps to keep the internal organs healthy, clear, functioning, it strenghtens our muscles, bones, increases flexibility of our joints, and connective tissue. On the metal level the result is clearness, balance, calming our busy mind, which enables us to more towards meditation, stillness and the discovery of our true self.
In other words is Yoga a process of fully inhabiting ourselves and our life, to literally take up residence in our bodies and minds, which can then lead us into simple presence and authenticity. Presence is a quality of being that is open and aware.

On my path I have mainly been inspired by the practices of the classic Hatha Yoga, which includes Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. Through my work as a Zen Shiatsu practioner and body worker, later on the more contemporary Anusara Yoga style. which brought deeper understanding into the biomechanics and principles of alignment. The many years of Zen Shiatsu practice and knowledge about Meridians brought me towards the practice and teaching of Yin Yoga.
yin yoga shoelace pose

Yin yoga is a on one hand a pretty young style of Yoga, which just started to get known. On the other hand very ancient, as it goes back to the origins of Yoga. Back to a simple, essential and meditative practice of yoga. On the physical level Yin Yoga targets mainly the connective tissues of our body (as well called "fascia", ..our tendons, ligaments, joints, ...) rather than conditioning the muscles, the latter being the aim of most "yang" yoga styles as vinyasa, asthanga, power yoga. ...
On the energetic Level, Yin Yoga stretches the deep meridian lines, which we do not reach through yang styles of yoga. With yin-yoga, beside the physical benefits on different levels, we develop selfawareness, mindfullness and patience.
In these last years I have become more and more passionate about the practice and teaching of this style of yoga, combining it with the knowledge and experience of the TCM and Zen Shiatsu.

Zen Shiatsu
The aim of Shiatsu is to stimulate and support the natural processes of self healing, well-being and personal growth, and to maintain health through balancing the energetic system of a person. The method used is the application of pressure, and of energetic and physical touch to the body's energy channels and points thus balancing the circulation of the body's energy-Ki or Chi. Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit, or Ruach in Hebrew is the vital life force found in the air we breath, the food we eat, and the environment around us. Shiatsu can help in a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
Common conditions which can be helped by Shiatsu include: back pain, headaches, migraines, neck stiffness, reduced mobility, depression, digestive problems , sports injuries, stress…

When we are in the peak of health we have that wonderful feeling of ease within ourselves and in the world. We are relaxed; we think clearly, we have energy, vitality, joy and a sense of purpose. We can work effortlessly, to achieve our goals without stress or struggle. We are flexible in our minds as well as our bodies. We are in the flow, the Tao of life!